UF Health MedEd Cast

Postpartum Depression

Dikea Roussos-Ross, MD - Speaker Bio
Dr. Dikea (Kay) Roussos-Ross joined the faculty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in January 2012 and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Roussos-Ross is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. She is currently chief of the division of academic specialists of general obstetrics and gynecology and associate professor. Her areas of focus include high-risk obstetric patients with co-morbid psychiatric and substance use disorders. Dr. Roussos-Ross’s clinical practice also includes general obstetrics, gynecology and surgical gynecology. In July 2013, Dr. Roussos-Ross was named as Director of Women’s Health at the Shands Medical Plaza. She is also the Medical Director of the Maternal-Infant Care Project, Healthy Families Florida Program, and Healthy Start Psychosocial Program at UF Health.

Dr. Roussos-Ross completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Florida graduating with Research Honors from the College of Medicine, receiving her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2002. Prior to receiving her MD degree, Dr. Roussos-Ross earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, graduating with Highest Honors. She continued with her UF studies in the Physician Assistant Studies Program, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Medicine and a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Dr. Roussos-Ross first completed a residency in Psychiatry, and joined the UF Department of Psychiatry as an Assistant Professor and Medical Director of the Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Unit with a primary area of focus in Perinatal Psychiatry. Dr. Roussos-Ross continued further in pursuing her interest in women’s health with a second residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, which she completed in 2012.
  • Topic Info:Dikea Roussos-Ross, MD discusses the difference between postpartum blues and postpartum depression. She will examine treatment options for postpartum disorders and help identify the risk, benefit, alternatives and indicators for selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) treatment of postpartum depression.